Can a National Agreement override Federal Law? Posted on July 07, 2011

The new National Agreement between USPS and APWU (American Postal Workers Union" provides for the elimination of the position of acting supervisor, known with USPS as 204.b's, which is the Federal Law Code for the use of acting supervisor in the USPS. This law is section 204. (b) From Public Law 68-June 10, 1955, titled Dual Employment and Extra Duties: “Sec. 204. (b) As the needs of the service require, an employee may be assigned from time to time to perform, without change in compensation, duties and responsibilities other than the duties and responsibilities specifically set forth in his position description; however, if any employee is assigned for more than thirty days in any calendar year to duties and responsibilities of a salary level which is higher than the salary level to which his position is assigned, except to perform service in a relief capacity for a supervisor granted compensatory time pursuant to section 603, he shall be paid for the period of his assignment in excess of thirty days a basic salary computed in accordance with provisions of section 502.”Can a National Agreement override Federal Law?

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